Male student in his gown outside the gym after matriculation

Commencement Schedule


Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Shaw Family Auditorium, Shaw Center

Several graduates in cap and gown on stage during their baccalaureate ceremony

President's Reception

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Shaw Center Lobby

Trays of strawberry stuffed parties at the President's Reception

Candlelighting Ceremony

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Alumni Brick Plaza

Two male and one female graduate in cap and gown at the candlelighting ceremony


Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Morden Center (formerly the Eugene E. and Julia Travis Closson Physical Education Center)

Group of graduates, some in just their gown and some in cap and gown outside following the graduation ceremony

Find all these locations on the Graceland University interactive campus map.